Food buzz: Tiong Bahru Club relocating to Little India, Prive potentially taking over former space

Photo: Yuan Oeij/Facebook
Photo: Yuan Oeij/Facebook

It looks like Privé Group could have its sights set on Tiong Bahru. According to a Facebook post by chairman Yuan Oeij, the F&B company’s eponymous restaurant Privé will apparently be setting up its ninth branch where The Tiong Bahru Club Singapura once stood.

Oeij, who waxed lyrical about the neighborhood’s “quiet vibes” and “beauty,” explained that his grandparents, after arriving from China, formerly lived in the area with his father.

“I am now glad to be opening our 9th Prive outlet here, mindful of the need to be good neighbours and to somehow make our contribution to this amazing place,” he said.

So far, other Privé outlets include Marina at Keppel Bay, Chijmes, Clarke Quay, and Jewel Changi Airport.

We’ve reached out to Privé for more information — the company’s reps say that they don’t have any details to publicize at this time, so take the Facebook post above as you will. In any case, we will update this article accordingly if and when we get more details on how this juicy piece of real estate gets reincarnated, and when.

As for the Tiong Bahru Club — it didn’t exactly shutter down altogether. According to reps from its parent company The Singapura Club, the bistro/bar that sat at 57 Eng Hoon Street from fall 2014 to early last month will be relocating to 102 Dunlop Street, around the corner from Tekka Centre. It will be rebranded under the original “The Singapura Club” name. Watch this space for updates on the new space’s opening date and offerings.

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